Thursday, August 31, 2017

Details for Torchwood - The Dying Room

This months Torchwood audio adventure takes place during the 1940's during World War Two in Paris.  You can buy this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

"In this room everyone learns the truth. And neither of us will be quite the same when we leave."

Paris, 1940s. The German-occupied city is in a state of turmoil - a plague ravages the streets, turning people into deformed monsters.

The city’s finest hotel is under siege. SS interrogator Grau has come here to find out the truth. Grau has one night to cure the plague and to unmask the mysterious Madame Berber and who she's really working for. Herr Grau knows all about Project Hermod. And now he's going to find out all about Torchwood.

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

Written By: Lizzie Hopley
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Simon Russell Beale (M LeDuc), Mark Elstob (Herr Grau), Emma Cunniffe (Madame Berber), Aly Cruickshank (Gabriel), David Sibley (The Manager)

Producer James Goss
Script Editor David Llewellyn
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 55 - Doctor Who - Vincent and the Doctor

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for August 30th

Today we have two Doctor Who comic book releases and one of them is the main crossover for this year which involves all of the comic book NuWho Doctors.  As always you can get these releases at your local comic book store.

Writers George Mann, Cavan Scott
Artists Rachael Stott, Cris Bolson, Rod Fernandes
FC • 32pp $ ​3​ .99 - On Sale August 30, 2017

The Void has always existed: No Place. The Silent Realm. The Lost Dimension.

But the Void is no longer empty. The Void is hungry.

Its devouring our universe - through time and space!

Now, every Doctor must play his part to save...everything!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Vol 3

This month sees another Third Doctor Adventures set, the third so far, and yet again it stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar as the 3rd Doctor. You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

The Conquest of Far, by Nicholas Briggs

Earth Alliance, the future… Fleet commanders receive their orders from the President of Earth. Operation Far is ‘go’. As soon as the planets are suitably aligned, the attack will go ahead.

The Doctor and Jo arrive on the planet Far. The Doctor wants to attend the grand opening of one of the human race’s greatest achievements. A huge Hyper Gateway built to make travel around Earth’s great empire more convenient, bringing relief to many starving outer colonies.

But they land in the wrong time period, long after the Gateway has been in service, and the Daleks have conquered Far! It’s the middle of a war and a deadly game is underway. When everyone has an agenda, betrayal can happen at any time, from any side. The endgame is approaching and maybe this time no one will survive.

Storm of the Horofax, by Andrew Smith

During a North Sea military exercise, the crew of the destroyer HMS Nemesis detect what they suspect is a submarine following them. But it’s actually a futuristic ship with an alien occupant, Arianda.

The Doctor and UNIT are called in, but things are already running out of control. The damaged craft is leaking particles and contaminating the Nemesis with time disruption.

But that’s not the biggest problem. For Arianda is being followed by the warships of the Horofax, who have picked precisely this moment to invade. Soon the destruction of humanity’s future will begin.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), George Watkins (Delralis), John Banks (Jickster), Amy Newton (Elaquon), Robin Weaver (Arianda), Iain Batchelor (Adam Rigg), Robert Hands (Major Hardy / Crewman), Richard Derrington (Commander Burton), Ian Cunningham (Sinko / Ronson / Lieutenant), Jake Dudman (UNIT Radio Operator) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Monday, August 28, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Skin of the Sleek

This months 4th Doctor adventure is the first part of a two part story that will continue in Septembers release.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

On the planet Funderell you can walk on the ocean. The surface holds you when you move, but if you stand still, you sink. Lights shift in the fathoms and great shapes move beneath your feet - schools of giant electric eels known as Sleeks.

There is no solid land and the only locals are the Wavewalkers, hunters who live in floating villages. But recently some strangers have arrived, pursuing their own distinct agenda.

When the Doctor and Romana lose the TARDIS to the deep, they need help. Which makes finding a fellow Time Lord on the planet very useful. The fact that Time Lord is Sartia, an old friend of Romana's, is even better!

But this is a planet of secrets. Be careful when you explore its depths. You may just drown.

Note: The adventure continues in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Thief Who Stole Time

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Joannah Tincey (Sartia), Alan Cox (Eamonn Orensky), Kieran Hodgson (Klick Chervain), Des McAleer (Blujaw Skaldson), Alex Wyndham (Linnis Skaldson), Jamie Newall (Greygul), Jane Slavin (Frithra). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Brigg

Friday, August 25, 2017

Goodbye To 12 - Doctor Who - Deep Breath Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
Deep Breath 
By Steven Moffat

“We will reach the promise land.”

Doctor Who fans had a 7 ½ month wait for Doctor Who to return and more importantly we are finally going to see Peter Capaldi’s first episode as The Doctor.  For all of us this will be the first chance we get to see the new Doctor as Deep Breath had materialized on our screens.  Excitement filled the air worldwide, still getting use to the worldwide popularity, as thousands of fans gathered around to get their first glimpse of the new Doctor.  So was I back in 2014 as I eagerly waited for August 23rd  to arrive.  Was it really that long ago? Seemed like yesterday when we first saw Peter Capaldi debut as the Doctor.   Like everyone I was really anxious to see Peter Capaldi take center stage and see his first proper story Deep Breath.  Here is what I thought of the debut of Series 8 and the beginning of the Capaldi era.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 516

Out now in the UK and later for North America is Doctor Who Magazine 516 which features the first interview of Jodie Whitaker the 13th Doctor.  Make sure to get this one early as it will most likely sell out.


Jodie Whittaker shares her feelings about becoming the Thirteenth Doctor…

Jodie says: “Chris [Chibnall] wouldn’t have cast me as the Doctor because he wanted me to repeat anything that had gone before. And I think as a fan you don’t want to watch something that’s an imitation of something that’s gone before. Or what would be the point of recasting?”


DWM asks what the arrival of Jodie Whittaker means for the future of Doctor Who.

We go inside the workshop of Millennium FX, with previously unseen designs and photographs from the making of the 2017 series.

Former showrunner Russell T Davies talks about his illustrations for BBC Books’ collection of Doctor Who poetry.

Nicholas Briggs reveals the secrets of giving voice to the Mondasian Cybermen.

Legendary Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin discusses his surprising links to the Doctor Who theme.

Take a fresh look at the 1964 classic The Aztecs in The Fact of Fiction.

We pay tribute to the late Trevor Baxter, who played Professor Litefoot in 1977’s The Talons of Weng-Chiang, with contributions from Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Christopher Benjamin, Lisa Bowerman and more…

A brand-new comic strip adventure continues for the Doctor and Bill.

An exclusive extract from Red, White and Who, the forthcoming book about the history of the series in the United States.

PLUS! Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher’s column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This Weeks Doctor Who Comic Book Releases

This week sees only one comic book title being released and it features the 12th Doctor in his ongoing monthly series.  You can get this issue at your local comic book shop or at Barnes and Noble.


Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Brian Williamson
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: August 23

New adventures featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, and featuring all-new TV companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie!

Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo Cover
​Cover C: Arianna Florean

Monday, August 21, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Blood Furnace

This month's main range features the TARDIS crew of the 7th Doctor Ace and Mel.  This time they are in England of 1991 and on the hunt of an alien assassin.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ace and Mel to a recently reopened shipyard in Merseyside. It's 1991, the hardest of times - but now they're shipbuilding once again, thanks to the yard's new owners, the Dark Alloy Corporation. A miracle of job creation - but is it too good to be true?

While the Doctor and Ace go in search of an alien assassin at loose in the yard, Stuart Dale, discoverer of the near-magical Dark Alloy material, has an extraordinary proposition to make to his old college friend, Mel.

But who is the Corporation’s mysterious client? Who does she really represent? And what's the secret of the Blood Furnace? Seeking answers, the Doctor and friends are about to find themselves in very deep water…

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Julie Graham (Carolyn), Jade Anouka (Danuta), Todd Heppenstall (Stuart Dale), Clare Calbraith (Orla), Louis Tamone (Vinny), Ignatius Anthony (Lee).

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Weeks Doctor Who Comic Book Releases

Out this week are two Doctor Who comic books featuring stories for the 10th Doctor and 11th Doctor.  You can get these releases at your local comic book store but in the meantime enjoy these previews.


Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: August 16

​More shocking revelations for the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, as the true extent of Gabby's powers starts to become clear...and Cindy's response changes everything!

Cover A: Claudia SG Iannicello

Cover B: Will Brooks Photo

Cover C: Arianna Florean

Monday, August 14, 2017

Doctor Who writer Victor Pemberton has died

The man who created the sonic screw driver for Doctor Who has passed away.  Victor Pemberton has died at the age of 85.  He is one of a few to have acted in Doctor Who as a scientist in The Moonbase and to write a Doctor Who story the classic, but sadly missing, Patrick Troughton story Fury from the Deep.  Fury from the Deep is the story in which the sonic screw driver first appeared and it is also the last story to feature Victoria.

Friday, August 11, 2017

NYCC Adds Doctor Who Stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie

NYCC have announced as it guests for this years convention the latest TARDIS crew of Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. They will be appearing on Thursday and Friday October 5 and 6 2017. For more information go to the NYCC website.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Details for Torchwood - Aliens Among Us

Big Finish will be doing Torchwood series 5 which picks up after the events of 2011's Miracle Day. You can buy the new series at the Big Finish website.

Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us...

Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?

5.1 Changes Everything by James Goss

Tyler Steele has washed up in Cardiff looking for a fresh start. A disgraced journalist, he’s looking into the Red Doors movement – are they really behind the terrorist attacks on immigrants? Who is stirring up the racism and hatred in the city, and what does outsourcing contractor 3Sol have to do with it? Tyler finds out that Torchwood - a secret organisation that everyone thought long gone - is back in business. Tyler realises that this is the second chance he's been looking for, and he'll do anything to be a part of it.

5.2 Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss

Has Cardiff really been invaded by aliens? Tyler thinks he’s found a lead – the daughter of the mysterious Ro-Jedda is getting married and has booked a private party. If Torchwood can infiltrate it, there’s a chance they’ll end up closer to the truth. Free bar, canapes, and the chance to find out what’s really going on. What could possibly go wrong? Soon Torchwood are on the run for their lives, and learning more than they ever wanted to about alien life.

5.3 Orr by Juno Dawson

Vincent Parry is the most successful property developer in Cardiff. A while ago he made an agreement with the mysterious Ro-Jedda, and it is an arrangement he has come to bitterly regret. Something has to be done – but it’s going to cost him everything he loves. With time running out for Cardiff, Torchwood encounter an alien who knows them only too well.

5.4 Superiority Complex by AK Benedict

Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it’s the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there’s one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests.

Written By: James Goss, Juno Dawson, AK Benedict
Directed By: Scott Handcock

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper)

Stephen Critchlow (The Mayor), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ruth Lloyd (Vorsun), Sophie Colquhoun (Madrigal), Rhian Marston-Jones (Quenel), Lu Corfield (Brongwyn), Rhys Whomsley (Osian), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), David Sibley (Vincent Parry), Sam BĂ©art (Catrin Parry), Anthony Boyle (Hotel Manager), Sam Jones (Toobert Jailert), Wilf Scolding (Personal Trainer)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Doctor Who - Jodie Whitaker Interviews

Here is a collection of interviews that Jodie Whitaker did yesterday about being cast as the new Doctor.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Doctor Who Director Waris Hussein added to LI Who 5 Guest List

LI Who has added classic Doctor Who director Waris Hussein as their Guest of Honor.  Waris Hussein is the director who directed the very first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child and the classic 1st Doctor story Marco Polo.  This is a good opportunity for the fans to come to the convention and attend his panel and learn about how the show came to fruition and what it was like making the show in the 60's.  He joins a guest list that includes Frazer Hines, Lalla Ward and Katy Manning.  You can buy your tickets at the Long Island Who website.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The British Invasion

This months download only audio adventure takes place during the 2nd Doctor era and is narrated by Wendy Padbury who played Zoe during season 6.  You can purchase this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

A huge metal dome sits by the side of the river Thames, within it is a device that might change the entire future of humanity. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie embark on a small act of kindness but the TARDIS seems oddly unwilling to help. It’s as if it knows the truth. There is something waiting here, something adaptable and cunning, gathering its strength to conquer the stars.

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor Ian Atkins
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Wendy Padbury (Narrator)